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GDF Suez (OTCPK:GDFZY)
Gross Profit
$37,646 Mil (TTM As of Dec. 2014)

GDF Suez's gross profit for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. GDF Suez's gross profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $37,646 Mil.

Gross Margin is calculated as gross profit divided by its revenue. GDF Suez's gross profit for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. GDF Suez's revenue for the six months ended in Dec. 2014 was $0 Mil. Therefore, GDF Suez's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 was %.

GDF Suez had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage

During the past 13 years, the highest Gross Margin of GDF Suez was 55.16%. The lowest was 28.76%. And the median was 46.23%.

Warning Sign:

GDF Suez gross margin has been in long term decline. The average rate of decline per year is -3.3%.


Definition

Gross Profit is the different between the sale prices and the cost of buying or producing the goods.

GDF Suez's Gross Profit for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (A: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=92091.2453761 - 54445.1294698
=37,646

GDF Suez's Gross Profit for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold
=0 - 0
=0

For company reported semi-annually, GuruFocus uses latest annual data as the TTM data. GDF Suez Gross Profit for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Dec. 2014 was $37,646 Mil.

Gross Profit is the numerator in the calculation of Gross Margin:

GDF Suez's Gross Margin for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 is calculated as

Gross Margin (Q: Dec. 2014 )=Gross Profit (Q: Dec. 2014 ) / Revenue (Q: Dec. 2014 )
=(Revenue - Cost of Goods Sold) / Revenue
=0 / 0
= %

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

A positive Gross Profit is only the first step for a company to make a net profit. The gross profit needs to be big enough to also cover related labor, equipment, rental, marketing/advertising, research and development and a lot of other costs in selling the products.


Explanation

Warren Buffett believes that firms with excellent long term economics tend to have consistently higher margins.

Durable competitive advantage creates a high Gross Margin because of the freedom to price in excess of cost. Companies can be categorized by their Gross Margin

1. Greater than 40% = Durable competitive advantage
2. Less than 40% = Competition eroding margins
3. Less than 20% = no sustainable competitive advantage
Consistency of Gross Margin is key

GDF Suez had a gross margin of % for the quarter that ended in Dec. 2014 => No sustainable competitive advantage


Related Terms

Cost of Goods Sold, Gross Margin, Revenue


Historical Data

* All numbers are in millions except for per share data and ratio. All numbers are in their own currency.

GDF Suez Annual Data

Dec05Dec06Dec07Dec08Dec09Dec10Dec11Dec12Dec13Dec14
Gross_Profit 7,80330,75238,11643,30456,12552,65357,86658,87351,44337,646

GDF Suez Semi-Annual Data

Jun10Dec10Jun11Dec11Jun12Dec12Jun13Dec13Jun14Dec14
Gross_Profit 24,38326,27131,90828,72928,84428,70328,88022,21320,6730
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